Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Health

UA System, Auburn workers must be vaccinated by Dec. 8

President Joe Biden’s executive order requires all federal contractors and subcontractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8.

The University of Alabama's main campus in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Employees of the University of Alabama Systems and Auburn University must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8, as ordered by the federal government, the University of Alabama System said Friday. 

President Joe Biden signed Executive Order 14042 on Sept. 9, which requires federal contractors to mandate employees be fully vaccinated. 

“As federal contractors, and like most higher education institutions, the University of Alabama System campuses – including The University of Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville – and Auburn University must comply with the Executive Order and accompanying guidance unless that Executive Order is withdrawn or modified,” the University of Alabama System said in a statement

The universities are required to ensure all employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8 “unless they have an approved medical, disability, or religious exemption” the statement reads. 

“Because this vaccination requirement is mandated by the federal government, our institutions do not have flexibility in its application or enforcement. Failure to comply will place our universities in jeopardy of losing hundreds of millions of dollars received through federal contracts and awards, as well as thousands of jobs funded by those dollars,” the statement continues. “This outcome would severely impact our institutions’ teaching, research and service capabilities and could hamper economic development activity.”

Written By

Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.

DIG DEEPER

State

Student veterans from Auburn and Alabama will embark on a ruck march from Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Nov. 24.

Infrastructure

Over five years the state will get approximately $5.8 billion for highways and bridges, and hundreds of millions more for other infrastructure improvements.

Congress

The act would create universal preschool for all 3- and 4-year olds and provide numerous expansions of the social safety net.

Corruption

The electronic tablet Mike Hubbard used to try to shorten his sentence was given to prisoners by a company under contract with the state.